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Gridded Species Distribution, Version 1: Birds of the Americas Presence Grids

Abstract: The Birds of the Americas Family Presence Grids of the Gridded Species Distribution, Version 1 is a reclassified version of the original grids of the

bird species distribution maps of North America, South America and the Caribbean Islands. The data include 1- kilometer presence/absence grids for individual species available in

Geographic Coordinate System (GCS). The input vector layers were produced by a consortium led by NatureServe. The gridding and grid processing are done by the Columbia University Center for

International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN).

Purpose: To provide a gridded version of existing vector maps of bird species presence at 1- kilometer spatial resolution, which in turn can be used in

modeling efforts, wildlife conservation planning, natural resource management, policy-making, biodiversity studies and human-environment interactions.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: -90.0   E: 0.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Version: 1.0
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2005-01-01
Stop Date: 2007-12-31
ISO Topic Category
Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2013-01-03
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-01-27